Good Friday Cleanup

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Team Limerick clean up will take place this (Good) Friday. We will be cleaning up the area around Abington Bridge. Meeting at Abington grave yard at 9 AM. Contact William O’Halloran at 0863744927

 The 2015 A.G.M. was held in Croker’s, Murroe, on the 26th of February 2015. 40 Anglers were present also present was Colm Walsh, local fisheries officer of the Inland Fisheries of Ireland (I.F.I.) who outlined the salmon angling regulations for the 2015 season.

 Election of officers and committee: Luke Ryan, who has been a member of the club for approximately 40 years was elected as President of the club. Officers of the club elected on the night are, Chairman, Matt Foley, Secretary, William O’Halloran, Vice-Chairman, Richard Keays and Treasurer, Enda Ahearne. Committee members elected are Tony Foley, Eddie O’Dwyer, Mike Sheehy, Alan Kett, Brendan McMahon, Chris Nix and Matt Foley (jnr).

Members discussed many issues including, the fishcounter at the Ballyclough weir, the catch and release regulations on the Mulcair for the 2015 season and the illegal dumping of rubbish into rivers, which is becoming widespread. The club would like to thank the following people: Peter Clohessy of Croker’s, Murroe for providing Croker’s lounge for the meeting; Colm Walsh, local fisheries officer of the I.F.I. for his attendance before the meeting and facilitating the sale of the Salmon licence for anglers and all anglers who took the time to attend the A.G.M.

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Abington clean up

Team Limerick clean up will take place this (Good) Friday. We will be cleaning up the area around Abington Bridge. Meeting at Abington grave yard at 9 AM. Contact William O’Halloran at 0863744927

The Mulkear River is currently Catch & Release

Mulkear River

The Mulkear River is currently Catch & Release

The Mulkear is an unlimited access fishery controlled by the ESB whom you pay a permit charge to fish. For up to date permit rates contact ESB Fisheries Office Hydro Station, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland, Tel:+353 61 345589, Fax: +353 61 344560.

ANGLING METHODS: Fly, spinning only. Prawn, Shrimp and worm is prohibited on the Mulkear. FISHERY DESCRIPTION: The Mulkear River could be described as one of the finest salmon fisheries in the Shannon region. The river rises in the Glens Co Tipperary and follows a south-easterly route where it enters the River Shannon two miles downstream of Annacotty village, on the main Limerick – Dublin road. It has one main tributary the Newport River which is also an important salmon and trout angling water. It’s confluence with the Shannon is about two miles downstream of CASTLECONNELL SALMON FISHERY

SALMON FISHING: The fishery is primarily a grilse or summer salmon river but does enjoy a small run of spring salmon. Fish enter the system in March and the lower stretches are best for the early spring run, March and April. Noted stretches are below Annacotty weir and also below Annacotty bridge at Lanes Weir, and upstream of Annacotty at Ballyclough.

As the season progresses anglers will concentrate on the upper stretches of the river as salmon and grilse disperse throughout the system. In the summer the main run of grilse commences in May and will peak in June and sometimes into early July. Noted hotspots are the Long Field, Boher, Brittas and Drumkeen. With sufficient rainfall and adequate water level, grilse quickly move into the Mulkear’s main tributary the Newport River. Good stretches here are at Barringtons Bridge upriver to Killeenagarrif Bridge and beyond to Annagh Bridge to Knocksentry. Between the two rivers (Newport and main Mulkear) is 25 miles with lots of angling water to explore. These two rivers fish best after spate conditions but all the deep sections hold fish where some fishing can be had at other times.

TROUT FISHING: Another feature of these rivers is the very good stock of small brown trout on the upper stretches up to the Bilboa River, Cappaghmore (fish to 28 cms). On the main river trout from 25 cms to 35 cms are frequently caught.

Down Load Guide and Mulcair Fishery Map complete with GPS Co-ordinates below.

Mulkear ESB Cover29th June.pdf

Mulkear-River-Guide-June 29th.pdf